-One hour and thirty minutes later-
After completing the Easter Egg Painting activity Leonidas was on the hunt for another activity to participate in. He was considering doing either the Dance Around The Maypole or the Easter Feaster activities, but he was not certain what order he wanted to do them in. He was not sure whether to do the dance first or partake of the free food and drink before doing the dance. Then there was the possibility of participating in the Four-Leaf Clover Hunt.
Leonidas was having difficulty deciding what to do first because all three activities were appealing. He took a quiet breath and quietly exhaled as he walked around and tried to make a decision. Usually it was best not to rush to a decision, but the lines for each activity were not getting any shorter, so he needed to make a choice soon and get in line. Leonidas continued to walk while he tried to settle on something to do.
-Twenty minutes later-
After quite a bit of walking around Leonidas finally decided on checking out the Easter Feaster activity because he had forgotten to eat before he left home. With his decision being made for him by his stomach, the scar-faced blond man followed the signs pointing to a street not too far from the festival area and found himself approaching a beautifully decorated street with green and gold cloth hanging from some buildings while others were festooned with light blue and lavender cloth. All around were beautiful flowers of many different varieties that had been placed in planters of colors appropriate to the occasion like green, gold, light blue, lavender, mint green, pink, and others.
There were so many varieties of flowers that the mage from the desert could not recognize them all... or recognize many of them, for that matter. They were still beautiful, though. He walked down the street set aside for the Easter Feaster activity and noticed the abundance of seating in the area. There was enough seating for everyone to be able to sit down at either a long table or on a bench... no one would have to stand up and eat unless they chose to.
Leonidas was impressed by the decorations, but to him the real draw was the food. A lot of other people had had the same idea and were milling about the area either choosing their meal or on the way to secure seating for themselves. Leonidas found the line to the tables loaded with many different meals from many different places and got into it, waiting his turn to get to the table and pick something out. There were fifty people in line ahead of him, so he would have to be patient.
-Forty-five minutes later-
After finally getting to the table Leonidas looked at the food he could choose from. He was stunned by the dazzling variety of dishes on display. There were a wide variety of meat dishes, vegetarian dishes, fish-based dishes, and so many other options, all of which were on long tables dedicated to each kind of dish. There were so many meals to choose from that he was temporarily paralyzed by indecision. Knowing that he had to choose something so that he did not hold up the people behind him, Leonidas walked over to the table with meat dishes and picked out a meat dish called "Beef Wellington."
He got a plateful of it, then sought out the table with side dishes. He soon found it and got a serving of scalloped potatoes with cheese. Once he had prepared his meal he grabbed some sturdy plastic utensils and a sturdy napkin, got out of the way of the people behind him, and began looking for the beverage area to get something to drink.
Leonidas worked his way over to the beverage area and found that there were abundant drink options plus a bartender manning a fully stocked minibar nearby for those festival attendees who were eighteen years of age or older. The blond man was twenty-five years old, but he had no desire for alcohol and was not going to drink today. He instead opted to get a cup of plain water. Putting his painted egg into his left pants pocket for lack of a better storage option, Leonidas grabbed a sturdy plastic cup of water with his left hand and carefully turned around, then began looking for a place to sit with his food.
-Twenty minutes later-
Having located a recently vacated bench to sit on, Leonidas set the plate of food down, then carefully removed the painted egg from his pocket so that he did not crush it in his pocket when he sat down. He sat down, placed the egg in his lap, and then set his plastic cup of water down near his feet. Finally Leonidas grabbed his plate of Beef Wellington and scalloped potatoes with cheese, grabbed his utensils, and started eating.
-Fifteen minutes later-
After fifteen minutes spent eating the food Leonidas set the empty plate to his right and used his napkin to wipe the empty plastic cup out and soak up any excess water, then left the napkin inside of it. He then gently deposited his painted egg inside the new egg carrier. Leonidas then picked up the cup and held it in his left hand as he picked up his empty plate with his right hand and sought out a trash receptacle. He found one about ten meters away and put the empty plate inside.
Leonidas had a favorable opinion of his meal. The meat was tender and easy to chew. It was obviously not a cheap cut nor were any shortcuts taken during its preparation. The scalloped potatoes were well-made too and added a lot to the Beef Wellington, but he was not a gourmet, so he would not know what the best side dish to complement the Beef Wellington was.
The blond man was about to go walk around again when an event staff member approached him and handed him two small plastic Easter Eggs. One was green and one was gold. He thanked the staff member, put them into his right cargo pocket since his left hand was full, and then went on his way. He was going to do another loop of the festival to see if there was anything else he wanted to do before heading for home.
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Leonidas has earned two Small Easter Eggs from completing the Easter Feaster activity.
When combined with the egg earned from the Easter Egg Painting activity, Leonidas now has all three eggs necessary for event completion.